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Title: Frequently asked questions on noncommunicable diseases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
Place of publication: Cairo
Language: English
Abstract: Noncommunicable diseases, commonly known as chronic or lifestyle-related diseases, include heart diseases, cancers, lung diseases and diabetes. These diseases are the world’s biggest killers and a leading cause of death in the Region, responsible for as many as 1.7 million deaths every year. The main noncommunicable diseases are caused primarily by four major risk factors: tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol, and so many deaths could be prevented through simple lifestyle-related changes and the implementation of cost-effective interventions by governments. This booklet, intended for policy-makers, answers some frequently asked questions on noncommunicable diseases and the measures and interventions needed to prevent and control them
Description: 39 p.
Subject: Chronic Disease
Disease Management
Tobacco Use
Motor Activity
Context: prevention and control
Gov't Doc #: WHO-EM/NCD/129/E
Appears in Collections:EMRO Publications

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